Visual Arts: Ceramics
Alexa is a ceramic artist currently living in Indianapolis, IN with her 3 cats. She spends her time being covered in paint and glitter as the art coordinator for the Boys and Girls Club of Indianapolis, while finishing her BFA in ceramics at Herron School of Art and Design.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor; Art Director
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Textiles
Shelby graduated from the University of Notre Dame where she studied studio art. She also received a certificate in fashion design from Pratt Institute in NYC and participated in a studio residency program at the South Bend Museum of Art.
She is currently artist-in-residence at the Stutz Artists Association.
2018 Sugar Space Post-It Show, Tube Factory Art Space / Indianapolis, IN / Feb. 9
2018 The Nude: Brutal Beauty, Lexington Art League / Lexington, KY / Jan. 26 – Mar. 11
2017 Drawing Resurfaced II: National Contemporary Drawing Exhibition, Fountain Gallery, Purdue University / Lafayette, IN / Nov. 14 – Dec. 15
2017 TINY VI: Celebrating the Year of Vonnegut, Gallery 924 / Indianapolis, IN / Dec. 1 – Jan. 5, 2018
2017 SAA Art at Raymond James, Raymond James, Inc. / Indianapolis, IN / Dec. 11 – April, 2018
2017 Stutz Starry Night: Artists Holiday Open House, Stutz Business & Art Center / Indianapolis, IN / Dec. 1
2017 Art in City Hall: Textiles – The Use of Yarn, Thread, Fabric and Paper to Tell a Story, Fishers City Hall / Fishers, IN / Nov. 13 – Jan. 5, 2018
2017 The Englewood Project: Love Letter to the World, (cross-stitch participant) / iMOCA / Indianapolis, IN / Dec. 2017
2017 119th Annual Exhibition, Richmond Art Museum / Richmond, IN / Nov. 9 – Jan. 13, 2018
2017 All Our Best, Nickel Plate Arts / Noblesville, IN / Nov. 3 – Nov. 18
2017 Whitewater Valley Art Exhibit, Tom Thomas Gallery / Richmond, IN / Oct. 20 – Dec. 8
2017 Real People, The Old Courthouse Arts Center / Woodstock, IL / Aug. 3 – Sept. 24
2017 Michigan Fine Arts Competition Exhibit, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center / Birmingham, MI / June 23 – Aug. 25
2016 Weave Wars, Indianapolis Art Center / Indianapolis, IN / Sept 23 – Nov 19
Lynda Worden Anderson
Visual Arts: Illustration, Painting
Growing up in a family of artists, I began painting at an early age. I am passionate about children’s literature and believe illustrations are a wonderful way to expose a child to fine art. In addition to maintaining an independent art studio in Butler Tarkington, I work as a commercial interior designer and have extensive experience with public space design.
Visual Arts: Architectural Illustration, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Works on paper
Drew Avery is an up and coming artist, currently working on an informatics degree while residing in the Saint Joseph neighborhood in downtown Indianapolis. Utilizing a decisively self-taught method of illustration, drawing upon architectural paradigms unique to the city and Mile Square heritage, Avery creates a very individual medium focused on the abstractions and splendor of our architectural heritage as citizens of Indianapolis and the World.
The aforementioned style exhibits highly patterned, meticulous ink work, epitomized in the Cityshapes series. These decisively analog methods of illustration are intentional given the highly digital context of our world. The goal being to simply steward and foster conversation about architectural heritage, the artist’s role in the community and increase public access to the greater conversation regarding land-use policy and urban planning.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting
Marissa Ballesteros is an artist currently living in Indianapolis, Indiana. She attended Herron School of Art and Design and will graduate in December 2018 with a BFA in Drawing and Illustration. In May 2018, she had her first group exhibition at the Garfield Park Arts Center. The theme of the exhibition was adventures, and she created concept art based on an original story. The pieces comprised of three characters and three environments from that story.
Moving forward, she is interested in creating concept art. She wants to explore how she can create original characters and environments that are engaging, dynamic, and unique. Her influences vary: fantasy books such as Harry Potter and A Game of Thrones, Greek and Egyptian mythology, historical figures, and illustrators such as Arthur Rackham, Lois van Baarle, and Wylie Beckert. Additionally, she wants to create original works that comment on issues pertaining to contemporary society through a fantastical point of view. She works in traditional and digital media. Her current goals include working on concept art for companies involved in film, video games, and animation and having original pieces shown in galleries.
Artist of Color; Black/African American; Ethnic Art; Graphic Arts; Portrait; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting
Tasha Beckwith is an Indianapolis-based visual artist. She studied painting and drawing at the Herron School of Art & Design, IUPUI, but honed her skills in graphic design and digital art on her own. Her portrait-based work combines expressionism, realism, and surrealism and she cites science fiction, fantasy, and Afrocentric themes as her inspirations. Recent work includes billboards encouraging participation in the 2020 census, participation in an artistic campaign encouraging people to #MaskUpIndy, and the neighborhood history mural inside the brand-new Martindale-Brightwood branch of the Indianapolis Public Library. Beckwith works in a variety of media including digital design, oil painting, and resin.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting
Born and raised in Ohio, and the moving to Indiana when I just began high school, drawing has always been a passion of mine.
Graphic Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Architectural Illustration, Constructions/Collage, Functional and/or Decorative, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Mural and commission based painter
B.A. from Herron School of Art & Design
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Painting
I have spent more than 25 years involved in fine and commercial arts as a Graphic Arts Professional, Art Teacher, Painter, Museum Volunteer, Art Festival Organizer and student of art.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
Intuition is a guiding hand in my decision making process, from color schemes to composition and subject matter. I draw how I feel, and hidden meaning often lurks behind surfaces of oil paint, charcoal, graphite, and other various media. My hands are often my main instrument, bridging the intimate connection between maker and creation.
Each work fluctuates in style, just as my day to day mood and demeanor do. My art is a refusal to remain stagnant; each piece a subconscious megaphone for my feelings, coupling dull colors with vibrant, intense hues. There is intention in each movement– even chaos can be calculated.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor; Comic Books
Using the power of stories as my inspiration I seek to tell them visually with expressive and stylized art. With book illustrations, comics, and story boards I bring my stories, and my clients ideas, to life. Through intricate detail, lighting, atmosphere, and the sublties of emotion I capture stories to share.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting, Works on paper
I am a freelance artist living in Indianapolis my coloring book is now on sale on Amazon! Au Naturale!: An Adult Coloring Book https://www.amazon.com/www.etsy.com/shop/TyeeshaBradleyStudio?ref=s2-header-shopname
Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Dance, Music, Spoken Word, Theatre; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Functional and/or Decorative, Glasswork, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Jewelry, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting, Performance Art, Performers and Writers, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor
What is Quixotic Artistry? It is first and foremost, my brand. It’s whimsy, it’s being able to look failure directly in the eye, and say “f*&# off”, and turn it into success. It’s my past heartbreak, and my feelings of insecurity. Ironically, it is my suit of armour, and my confidence. It is Assemblage, fashion design, makeup artistry, and graphics. It is choreography, it is design. It’s perfect balance. It is the rebirth of my failed attempts at becoming a fashion designer, yet is the new life of a new approach. It is the phoenix, that is rising from the ashes of what I thought to be the end of a journey. Alas, my journey is not over. What is Quixotic | Artistry ? It is whatever that I want it to be, and will be everything that I quixotically dream it to be.
Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Portrait, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper; Installation
Lydia Burris is a mixed media and multi-subject artist. She often compares her work to the sense dreams: a place of ambiguity, emotion and surrealism, peppered with snippets of symbolism and meaning. The mind and how it works is a recurring theme in her artwork. In the studio she experiments with both 2D and 3D mediums. She playfully splatters, scrapes, constructs, destroys, and reconstructs her way through the creative process. Her subjects range from a deep darkness to delightful whimsy. Another of her passions is poetry, often through found and cut text creations. She is a fanatic about sketchbooks, and works in one daily. Her most recent series (2020) involved mixed media collages revolving around the yearning to travel mixed with her love of fantastic people and places.
In 2004, 2005 Lydia traveled to Norwich, England where she received her Masters of Fine Art from the Norwich School of Art and Design. She keeps an art studio in Downtown Indianapolis, and teaches studio art part time at Ivy Tech. She shows her work in galleries, participates in art events, and vends at conventions such as GenCon and Horrorhound Weekend. (Pre-pandemic) A full list of events for each year can be seen on her website.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Murals, Painting, Printmaking, Works on paper
Blend Creative Minds was founded in 2016 by artists Rafael Caro and Erica Parker. The collective has grown to include other artists who bring their unique talent to the group.
We work collaboratively in large scale paintings, murals, and public art.
Aerosol and brush techniques.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Painting
I was born in Miami, Florida but grew up in Indianapolis, primarily in Broad Ripple. Ever since I was a child I was obsessed with drawing. I was involved in the arts through out my time at Broad Ripple High School, studying AP Visual Art. I got my first bit of experience in the real world when in my sophmore year I helped create the mural outside Einstein’s Bagels in Broad Ripple. I have always loved illustrating unique and mysterious imagery, creating a concept hidden within the subject matter. After high school I went to Ivy Tech Community College and recieved an Associates Degree in Fine Arts and then transferred to Savannah College of Art and Design where I graduated with a B.F.A. in Illustration/Communication Arts. My illustration work can be applicable to the graphic design, editorial, advertising, and book market place.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Murals, Painting, Works on paper
After being told for years that pursuing art wasn’t a viable source of income or success, I was finally able to abandon the discouraging notion that what I truly loved doing was insignificant. Perhaps I’m a bit late to the game of exhibiting my work…or maybe I needed to wait until now. Either way, it’s my time to take a risk and really start focusing on that which fills me with joy.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Crafts, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Works on paper
I am an outgoing, enthusiastic artist. I love people and portraits. I love willow charcoal, working on toned paper and often incorporate pastel. I have a background in culinary arts and also weld. I love any form of creating. I enjoy drawing and engraving, building and experimenting. At the end of the day I am best at portraits, and have over 9 years of experience drawing.
Graphic Arts; Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Spoken Word; Visual Arts: Ceramics, Crafts, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Printmaking, Works on paper
2D/3D artist with Photoshop, Illustrator, Snapseed, Quark, and teaching experience.
Visual Arts: Crafts, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Murals, Painting, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor
My artwork is based on my experiences. I focus on acquiring techniques and the knowledge that comes from doing public art projects.
Graphic Arts; Media; Visual Arts: Illustration, New Media/Technology, Painting, Photography
I’m an artist currently attending an undergraduate Media Arts and Science 3D program at IUPUI’s SOIC.
Visual Arts: Painting
I grew up in projects of Gary Indiana, but I somehow truly enjoyed my life and my surroundings. I often find myself creating pieces that remind me of home and the times of my childhood. I left Gary in 2000 to attend Ball State University where I received a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design. After a few months I realized that was not my passion, so I returned to Ball State for graduate studies. I received my Masters in art and a license to teach art 2010. I’ve been teaching various art courses at Marion High School in Marion Indiana since 2011 and I absolutely love teaching art! Along with teaching art, I am also the sponsor of the Marion High School art club, sit on the advisory board for the art and writing scholastics of the Fort Wayne museum of art, book illustrator, and do community beautification projects.
The ultimate purpose for my art is to be an expression of all things beautiful and meaningful in life. I believe art transcends the typical and doesn’t always dwell in the realm of just color, line, and form. Art is also composed of higher thought, in the divine commission to help others become better, and to spread peace.
Julie Davis Veach
Graphic Arts; Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Dance; Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
I am an abstract expressionist artist. I primarily use water-based media because of the versatility and freedom they provide. I explore art’s healing potential. I choose to express states of being that inspire self-reflection, joy, healing, gratitude, and connection. I decided to become a full-time artist in 2019 but I’ve been creative for much of my life. Some of the great artists of our past including Claude Monet, Joan Mitchell, Frida Khalo, and Gustav Klimt are inspirations for my process. In every painting, my objective is to use color as a tool for self-evaluation and healing. I want my work to be both confronting and comforting.
I am inspired by nature, and the ability it has to heal and connect us all. With the information age upon us, at times, there is an imbalance ofs hyper-connectivity and yet loneliness all at once. We can always return back to art, however, for solace and reflection. Art for me is a reminder of my humanity, my connection to all that is, and my power to choose how I want to feel and how I want to create my life. No matter how busy and chaotic life around me may feel, my mental health requires me to stop what I’m doing and enjoy making art on a regular basis. I want people to feel that soul connection when they look at my work. I want them to feel the promise of a brighter future. we can make a positive difference in our world- for ourselves and each other. This is why I paint and this is why I am an artist today.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Painting, Photography, Portrait
I’m an artist & illustrator working primarily in a traditional medium of oil painting with styles range from surrealism to realism. I enjoy working on a wide range of projects including portraits, landscapes, illustration assignments and creating photo/video content for nonprofit organizations. A graduate of Herron School of Art & Design, my illustrations have appeared in publications throughout the U.S. including Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, Esquire & WIRED. All types of project inquiries are welcome.
Jingo de la Rosa
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
I’m an all-ages Illustrator, teaching artist and reluctant cat lover. I was born and raised in the beautiful islands of the Philippines and I now live in lovely Indianapolis, IN. Like many of my peers, I’ve been drawing since I was knee-high and haven’t stopped since. I’ve been illustrating professionally since 2011, having been an in-house artist for a major publishing company for over 2 years. In 2013, I decided to broaden my horizons and go the freelance route! I’m also a member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers & Illustrators.
When I’m not drawing, you’ll normally find me running along the Monon Trail (except in the winter!), enjoying a good book and hot beverage at Calvin Fletcher’s Coffee Company, or cheering on my beloved Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse!
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Works on paper
Angela DeCamp grew up in a regular old middle class Indianapolis suburb. She spent most of her childhood sketching pictures of her many crushes in her very private journal.
Angela’s professional art training began with Herron School of Art and Design’s Saturday School program. From there she went on to receive her Bachelors of Fine Art from Harding University.
The inspiration for Angela’s work comes from her numerous international travel experiences; it comes from road trips through the Australian outback and treks through the foothills of the Himalayas.
Despite the deep impact these experiences have had on her, she also draws deeply from her roots in the heartland of America.
More than anything else, Angela is driven to pursue love. This is just how she does it.
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